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Compiler and linker improvements speed up Go 1.8

The Go programming language was updated to version 1.8 yesterday. This release is headlined by performance improvements in the compiler and linker, which yield compilation speedups on all platforms. A major focus of Go has always been real-time performance, allowing applications to speed along without the need for lengthy garbage collection pauses. Go 1.8 is … continue reading

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Google introduces A.I. Duets, ReactOS 4.4 comes with improvements; and Kotlin 1.1 RC released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2017

Google wants to show developers what Project Magenta can do with its new interactive experiment A.I. Duet. The company launched Magenta into the open-source community last year as a way for developers to explore music with neural nets. A.I. Duet is designed to let users play a duet with their computers. “Just play some notes, … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

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CodeFights helps developers prepare for job interviews

CodeFights wants to ensure developers land their dream job. The company has announced the Interview Practice Mode to help developers prepare for job interviews. “We have helped engineers from all backgrounds land jobs at top tech companies, and they frequently told us they were caught off guard by the interviews,” said Tigran Sloyan, cofounder and … continue reading

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Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

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Microsoft open-sources Graph Engine

It’s now been 11 hours since Microsoft’s last major open-source release. Early this morning, the company pushed the source code for Graph Engine to GitHub. The code includes the distributed in-memory data processing engine, a strongly typed in-memory key-value store, a general distributed computation engine, and the Language-Integrated Knowledge Query (LIKQ) graph query language. In … continue reading

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Rust in 2017, Sumo Logic’s security solution, and the MapR Converged Data Platform for Docker—SD Times news digest: Feb. 7, 2017

It is a new year, which means new goals and focuses for the Rust programming language team. Starting this year, Rust will start on an open road-map process designed to ensure its goals are aligned with its users’ needs. According to the team, this year the programming language will focus more on productivity and making … continue reading

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CNCF saves RethinkDB by purchasing code and contributing it to the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB shut down last October. Yet, there is hope for its community and the companies that invested in the database system, as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code, relicensed it under the Apache License, and contributed it to the Linux Foundation. CNCF paid US$25,000 to purchase the RethinkDB … continue reading

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ZeroStack’s plans for self-driving in the cloud, Loom Systems’ analytics platform, and GNU C Library releases version 2.25—SD Times news digest: Feb. 6, 2017

ZeroStack announced its road map and the first suite of AI capabilities today as part of its efforts to disrupt the economics of the cloud. ZeroStack, a self-driving private cloud company, has a cloud platform that leverages self-healing software and algorithms developed from millions of datagrams, according to a company announcement. This “disruption” means businesses … continue reading

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Coding Dojo highlights the Top 9 programming languages of 2017

The programming boot camp Coding Dojo did its own analysis of the most in-demand programming languages of the year by poring through data from the job search engine Indeed.com. The boot camp’s research found Perl, Python and SQL are among the languages that are consistently showing up in job postings. Last year’s research from Coding … continue reading

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Rust 1.15 is stable, Node.js 7.5.0 released, and Microsoft announces TypeScript 2.2 release candidate—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2017

The Rust team announced the latest version of Rust 1.15.0, a system programming language focused on safety, speed and concurrency. “Custom derive” is now stable in this release. The build system for Rust has been rewritten using Cargo, so it is now the default. Compiler performance improvements have been made in this release, and the … continue reading

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Packt: What skills and technologies developers should learn in 2017

In Packt’s “Skill Up: Developer Talk” report, software engineers, web developers and other industry leaders shared their thoughts on the ever-evolving tech landscape and how developers can stay relevant in 2017. The report itself covers topics ranging from security and mobile development, web development and programming, game development, and data management. Since technology and software … continue reading

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